This post is sponsored by Pillsbury. All opinions are 100% my own.
Ever since having children I spend the majority of my time in the kitchen, between prepping all three meals, snack time, washing dishes, etc. It think it ends up happening to almost all stay-at-home moms. Another thing I love to find time to do in our kitchen is baking. I like to bake most things from scratch but there are times that baking calls for something other than that. Something much simpler but just as delicious and fun!
Other than at Christmas – our family has the most traditions at Easter. Between dying Easter eggs, creating Easter crafts and baking Easter goodies we have a lot going on. With two small kids I find that the easier and less time consuming the better when it comes to these projects. That being said, I try to have it all out, prepared and ready to be dove into by little children hands the moment the boys enter the room.
The boys love baking with me, but their attention span is about 5 minutes and then they are checked out and ready for the next thing. So, over the years a few tips I have found are, to be prepared and have everything laid out – I do not even tell them we are about to start baking until it is ready to go. Otherwise, I will have two little guys hanging on both of my legs while trying to get it all ready. Also, have two of EVERYTHING! The boys always find an excuse to argue when it comes to one of the boys “messing up” what the other one is trying to accomplish, (even if it is to just throw as many sprinkles as they can onto the cookies or into their mouth) so that means two separate bowls of sprinkles, two boxes of Pillsbury bunny cookies, and two baking pans (just in case).
To keep our baking simple I love relying on Pillsbury’s holiday themed cookies!! This year we found the cutest little sugar cookie bunnies at our local Walmart. When we picked them up – Braydon was at school but Walker was so excited and held them in the front of the shopping cart the entire time along with the sprinkles. The top side of the cookies are super cute and the bunnies are perfectly shaped so we used the back side and dipped them into the sprinkles and then pressed them in just to make sure they stuck. This creates a tie dye affect after the cookies are baked to perfection on the back side!
It’s super easy that even Walker who just turned two can easily create his perfect cookies, even if he only gets about 3 into it and decides to just throw the sprinkles all over the rest of them! That is why we have two packs right?